Rindie Eagle, MA, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
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If I could go back in time twelve years and give myself advice as I prepare to marry my husband, I would give myself this advice: Never say divorce that first time. When my husband and I encountered our first few losses and became emotionally distant from one another, divorce rolled off my twenty-year-old tongue…
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“So on the seventh day he (God) rested from all his work.” —Genesis 2:2b My family and I just returned from a vacation in Florida. As the days to leave approached, we packed, scouted out places where we wanted to eat, and talked about the different games we wanted to play at the beach. I…
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“Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.” ~William Osler God has created us with five main senses: sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. We need to learn to incorporate, develop and use…
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“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” — Harville Hendrix A few weeks ago our entire family tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.  We went into quarantine immediately. For 14 days my spouse, myself, and our three daughters along with the dog were not allowed to set a foot outside our garden. It…
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We all face those drought periods in life – where things feel stale, stagnant like nourishment is so scarce that we are crawling around on all fours to find the nutrients our bodies and minds so desperately crave. We feel like we are trudging through muddy and uncertain waters – lost and hopeless. Our marriages…
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For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.  –Viktor E. Frankl This past weekend I attended the wedding of a…
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Christmas is not, and never has been, my favorite time of the year. Christmas, for me, represents heartache and pain, separation and loneliness. This year was no different. It is not that I don’t enjoy celebrating the anniversary of the birth of our Savior with my family but there is always an underlying sadness and…
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As a former middle-school/high-school athletic director, it became a regular thing to receive emails when a parent was angry that their child was not given the opportunity to be a starter or star of the game. They were disheartened because they wanted to hear their child’s name called for the starting lineup over the loud…
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“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” ~Robert Browning My husband and I went out for supper last night and our waiter’s name was ‘AGREEMENT’. He is originally from Zimbabwe but is now living in Stellenbosch, South Africa. When we asked him about his unusual name he told us that his…
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While we are still amidst a pandemic and do not have grandparents in the area, it has been especially difficult to secure a babysitter for regular date nights. it is important to carve out intentional time with your spouse to date one another. We assume that just because we have been quarantined together for months…
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